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On Health Act, Democrats Run to
Mend What G.O.P. Aims to End

New York Times, by Ashley Parker

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Posted By:garnet, 2/17/2014 8:36:16 AM

WASHINGTON — The ad supporting Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Democrat of Arizona, opens with a montage of Americana Main Streets, followed by the green fields and dirt roads of the West — the “small towns and wide-open spaces,” the narrator explains, where Ms. Kirkpatrick “listens and learns.” His voice remains tranquil even as he turns to a more cutting message about President Obama’s signature health care law: “It’s why she blew the whistle on the disastrous health care website, calling it ‘stunning ineptitude’ and worked to fix it,” he says, before adding, “Ann Kirkpatrick: Seeing what’s wrong, doing what’s right.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/17/2014 8:50:06 AM     (No. 9735577)

Will someone please provide any tangible evidence that the GOP establishment has any strategy for repealing Obamacare? I would like to see one accomplishment of the GOP that has made real progress on repealing this monstrosity.

All I hear from the GOP leadership is some variation of either ´fix´ or ´delay´, which really means buy more time so the Dems can ´fix´ it.

Also, can we drop the ´repeal and replace´ mantra? That is just a tactic for never repealing it by never agreeing on what to ´replace´ it with.

The system wasn´t so broken before that it could not have been fixed with a whole lot less destruction. Tort reform would have been a nice start, but since the judges are lawyers, and the politicians are lawyers, and the biggest political donors are trial lawyers...that isn´t going to happen, is it?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/17/2014 10:19:58 AM     (No. 9735687)

Exactly #1.

The biggest discovery in medicine would be if they found evidence of a spine for the Republican Party.

Let´s face it, there is no difference between the Dens and Repubs. Both love Big Government and Obamacare is the biggest advancement if Big Government in years!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: garnet, 2/17/2014 10:46:50 AM     (No. 9735729)

#1--here is the latest in suggested ideas for replacing Obamacare with a viable alternative:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/01/27/senate-republicans-develop-the-most-credible-plan-yet-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/

There have been others. I would certainly agree that the Republicans have acted in a gutless fashion in general, but it cannot be said that that there is no strategy out there.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 2/17/2014 10:58:20 AM     (No. 9735744)

the proper thing, the *ONLY* proper thing, is to repeal the entire thing. Completely.
This is not - not - not a legitimate nor Constitutionally authorized issue for Federal meddling at all. Not that anyone -- Democrap ot Rethuglican -- pays much attention to that dusty old document these days.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/17/2014 11:17:31 AM     (No. 9735763)

Republican failure against 0bamacare is not a failure of ideas, lack of alternate programs and suggestions. The failure lies in a tongue tied inability to effectively communicate. The ´Rats and the MSM are running circles round them with lies, omissions and distortion. And the best these hapless saps can come up with is the ´law of the land´. Reagan 101 should be a required course for any GOP office seeker. At least learn from Sarah.

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Posted By: garnet- 4/7/2014 7:03:29 AM     Post Reply
Last Tuesday, our President swaggered into the Rose Garden to announce that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges and that all further argument about the future of his “signature domestic achievement” was pointless: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” The problem with this claim is that no one with a basic grasp of arithmetic believes Obama’s enrollment figures, only about a quarter of the electorate supports his “reform” law, and it is still the target of multiple lawsuits challenging its constitutionality.

   

 

  


 
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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 3/31/2014 7:31:12 AM     Post Reply
A new survey reveals that public esteem for Obamacare is continuing to plummet, hitting yet another historic low. (snip) The AP survey shows that a mere “26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act.” (snip) When the law was passed, 39 percent of the public supported it. But the President, along with his accomplices in Congress and the media, assured us that this percentage would rise once “reform” was implemented. In other words, Obama and his minions are no better at prognostication than they are at managing websites, insurance exchanges or anything else relating to health care.

Hobby Lobby Has Its
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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 3/26/2014 8:13:39 AM     Post Reply
One of the reasons Clarence Thomas gives for the studious silence he maintains during Supreme Court hearings is that his fellow justices have shown an increasing tendency to talk too much during oral arguments, thus preventing advocates from presenting their arguments coherently. Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius suggest that Thomas is right. Paul D. Clement, who appeared on behalf of the two companies challenging the Obamacare contraception mandate, was repeatedly interrupted and badgered by justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsburg.

Why Obama Scares Me
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Posted By: garnet- 3/21/2014 8:07:32 AM     Post Reply
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